November 20, 2017

CONSULATE HEALTH CARE CENTERS IN FLORIDA AWARDED NURSING CARE CENTER ACCREDITATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION

MAITLAND, FLConsulate Health Care today announced Florida care centers that have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care.

Consulate Health Care centers in Florida are undergoing rigorous on-site surveys. During the review, Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with nursing care center standards related to several areas, including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care, and staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with leaders and staff of the organization.

Renaissance Health and Rehabilitation, a 120-bed skilled nursing center, located in West Palm Beach, FL, received a successful accreditation on November 13, 2017.

Consulate Health Care of New Port Richey, a 120-bed skilled nursing center, located in New Port Richey, FL, received a successful accreditation on November 14, 2017.

The Palms Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing center, located in Palm Bay, FL, received a successful accreditation on November 16, 2017.

Consulate Health Care of Vero Beach, a 159-bed skilled nursing center, located in Vero Beach, FL, received a successful accreditation on November 20, 2017.

Coral Bay Healthcare and Rehabilitation, a 120-bed skilled nursing center, located in W. Palm Beach, FL, received a successful accreditation on November 28, 2017.

Franco Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing center, located in Miami, FL, received a successful accreditation on November 30, 2017.

Consulate Healthcare of Pensacola, a 120-bed skilled nursing center, located in Pensacola, FL, received a successful accreditation on December 5, 2017.

Grand Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing center, located in Palm Coast, FL, received a successful accreditation on December 5, 2017.

Osprey Point Nursing Center, a 60-bed skilled nursing center, located in Bushnell, FL, received a successful accreditation on December 8, 2017.

University Hills Health and Rehabilitation, a 120-bed skilled nursing center, located in Pensacola, FL, received a successful accreditation on December 8, 2017.

“Joint Commission accreditation provides nursing homes with a framework for the processes needed to improve the care patients and residents receive,” said Gina Zimmermann, MS, executive director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Consulate Health Care for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization.”

Consulate Health Care is a leading national provider of senior healthcare services, and the largest in the state of Florida. Consulate’s employees strive every day to make a positive difference in the lives of those entrusted to their care. This national recognition is a testament to their dedication not only to caring for patients and residents like family, but to the overall quality of their journey.

“Consulate Health Care is pleased to have achieved accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Todd Mehaffey, Chief Operating Officer, Consulate Health Care. “Our Teams from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that will improve the overall experience for our patients and residents. This accomplishment is a direct reflection of the dedication of our staff and the quality of care and services provided each day at our care centers.”

Established in 1966, The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program accredits more than 1,000 organizations that offer nursing home and other long term care services.

The accreditation and certification programs are awarded for a three-year period.

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The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

About Consulate Health Care

Consulate Health Care is a national leading provider of senior healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care. We are a leading healthcare organization offering services ranging from comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and transitional care to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Our compassionate caregivers carry out our mission every day of “Providing Service with Our Hearts and Hands“, caring for our patients like family, not because it’s their job, but because it’s their calling. For more information about our nationwide family of dedicated health care providers or to explore exciting career opportunities, please visit us at www.consulatehealthcare.com.

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